Hair colors are exciting. But, let’s face it – a new color can either make or break your look. A dramatic change, for example, platinum blonde to brunette can refresh your look and make you look bolder and send the right message. However, if that color or highlight just turns out bad, it is nothing less than the worst nightmare.
We want to save you from such a hair-color disaster, and so, we are here with a few things that you should consider before coloring your hair.
- Is your hair healthy?
Keeping your hair in good condition should be your top priority, as styling can wait. Make sure that your hair is healthy and are not heat damaged or over-processed from chemical treatments.
This is simply because using too many chemicals in a short period of time can make your hair turn fragile. Thus, if you notice that you have dry and brittle hair, you should delay your hair dyeing idea for a few days until your hair looks healthy again. During this period, it is highly recommended to invest some time in your hair. Look after them, trim them, and deep condition them until they are healthy back again.
- How long would you want to flaunt it?
Trying new hair colors is exciting and refreshing. But, it is important to know how long would you like to keep your new look. Certain colors like black and red are hard to remove. So, if you just want to keep your hair color for a month or so, you might be in a fix.
In such an event, it is always wise to consider your long-term plans. Or alternatively, you can choose to go for semi-permanent color before fully committing to it.
- Did you try patch test?
If you are new to hair dyes or are going to a new salon, it is always recommended to get a patch test done in order to determine if a particular dye is a good fit for you.
Allergies to certain dyes can cause skin irritation, dryness, and alopecia. This is where a patch test can help you out. In such a test, a small amount of dye is applied on your skin before going full-fledged to ensure that you are not sensitive to the product.
- How much time do you have to upkeep your hair?
While regular maintenance of hair is important, it becomes all the more essential when you have dyed your hair. It is important to mention here that dyeing your hair makes your hair drier, so you should adjust your routine accordingly.
The hair colors which require most maintenance include blondes and platinum. It is highly recommended to choose a shampoo and conditioner which has reduced levels of alcohol as it can make your hair dryer. Further, make sure that you moisturize and condition your hair regularly.
If you want to flaunt your color for a longer period of time, you should touch up your roots every once in a while. This should be done every 6 months depending on how fast your hair grows.
Already excited about your new hair color? Do share your experience with us in the comments.